A new wargaming pen-pal suggested the following to be a idea of a scenario:
“For you, Doug H, I'm thinking some War of 1812 action to blog about. A solo campaign that i can feed a bit.
The Americans are preparing an offensive and are gathering supplies and mustering troops in a town. The Brits have caught wind and have decided to launch a spoiling attack before their own reinforcements arrive.
Scenario #1. River crossing raid. A smaller British force with Iroquois allies launches the spoiling attack versus the inferior quality but superior numbers American force. A bridge (defended) and/or boats can be used to cross the river. The river is only partially defended, then the heights to cross (also partially defended) before the town can be reached. The majority of the American troops are in/near the town. The British objective is to destroy the ammo dump and retreat without catastrophic casualties. Terrain is wooded with a few farms and the major road to and from the town, bridge, and table edges.
-American activation. Units are unaware of the raid and can not activate unless they make a successful roll. Roll modifiers include LOS to British units, or being x distance from a firing unit”.
I therefore came up with the following table set-up for my upcoming “Nateville Campaign”:
the War of 1812 theatre of operations around the fictional border town of Nateville, Vermont in the year 1813.